‘Tis The Season For New Recipes! What We’re Lovin’ Now From Cultured Cook!

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‘Tis the Season for No-Cook Pumpkin Pudding Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to eat those pumpkins! (Or it’s time to buy canned pumpkin, which is nearly tumbling off pumpkin-populated grocery store shelves.) Pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, even pumpkin beer. During autumn, pumpkin goes with everything. So how about some […]

From the Pantry to the Soup Bowl

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What do Brussels sprouts, potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms have in common? They were all in my pantry begging to be made into soup. The lentils looked lonely, too, so I threw them into the mix. Hearty soups are best made in the winter, after all, even if the term “winter” doesn’t seem to currently imply […]

Going Nuts with Potatoes

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Their skyrocketing popularity took them across the ocean to feed a nation…but then they fell prey to a blight and triggered the near-collapse of that nation. In other parts of the world, they’ve been feeding people nonstop for 10,000 years. They were once a mainstay in the U.S., too, but then they were lumped into […]

Sprouted Seeds & Sweet Tomatoes

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You know what’s great about all the specialty cuisines nowadays? By “specialty,” I mean those that cater to niche – but growing! – interests like vegan, raw, gluten-free, etc. Everyone can sample these cuisines and ideas and benefit from them no matter what our personal food philosophies are. Take raw food, for example. Raw food […]

Mediterranean Meals: More Than Just Olives

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Although popular conception would have you believe that the vaunted Mediterranean diet mostly consists of olive oil and vegetables, in reality, it also involves a lot of pastured eggs and dairy. What self-respecting Greek would be without her feta cheese? Or halloumi or kasseri? Then there’s the whole extra-thick, double-strained yogurt that has caught on […]

Bringing Home the Non-Messy Baked Bacon

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Yesterday, I raided my garden and pantry for what turned out to be one of the tastiest and easiest dishes I’ve made in a while. It was all the more stunningly easy because of its main flavor: bacon. Yep. Completely non-messy, completely crispy, completely delicious. If you start with bacon from pastured hogs (which has […]

Creamy Winter Chowder & Crunchy Winter Cabbage Recipe

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When I was a kid, I couldn’t stand cabbage – it tasted like old shoes and smelled even worse when it was cooking. But lately I’ve started using cabbage in my dishes, and I’m realizing that the whole trick to enjoying cabbage is to cook it gently. When you do, it retains its pleasing crunch […]

Giving Baked Potatoes A Second Chance

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The next time you bake potatoes, you might want to toss a few extra spuds in the oven, because you can do a lot with the leftovers.  And you don’t have to slather your taters with canned mushroom soup to make them flavorful, either – you can combine the mashed innards with a quick vegetable […]